We collect you from your hotel at a slightly later time of 10am. Our Stirling winter tour is designed to accommodate reduced daylight hours. On this tour we visit the mighty Stirling Castle which stands proud on a volcanic rock overlooking rich farmland and the distant mountains of the highlands. Stirling Castle has a very turbulent history as the most fought over property in Scotland. The nearby Church of the Holy Rude is the only remaining active church in the UK, other than Westminster Abbey that has witnessed the coronation of a King (James 6th and 1st)
After lunch we visit Deanston whisky distillery. Originally built as a cotton mill in 1785, the factory closed its doors in 1965 and the decision was taken to transform the site into a whisky distillery.
If you don’t wish to take a distillery tour then you also have the option to visit nearby Doune Castle. Built in 1400 as a Royal residence for the 1st Duke of Albany Stuarts, it’s also the film set of Monty Pythons Holy Grail, Winterfell in Game of Thrones and most recent is Castle Leoch in the Outlander series.
Lunch and admission fees NOT included